Jefferson County Feb 28 Weekly Crime Report: 51 Incidents and 28 Crime Stories
Jefferson County Feb 28 Weekly Crime Report: 51 Incidents and 28 Crime Stories. During the last week, Jefferson County reported 51 crime cases. The majority of these cases, precisely 28, were arrests, making up more than half of the total crimes. Theft followed as the second most common crime with 13 reported cases, accounting for approximately 25% of the total crimes. Other crimes such as assault, vandalism, and other unspecified crimes each had 3 reported cases, making up around 6% each of the total crimes. The least reported crime was burglary, with only 1 case, accounting for about 2% of the total crimes. The data shows a concerning prevalence of arrests and thefts, which combined, make up more than 75% of the total crimes reported in the place. This underscores the need for heightened vigilance and law enforcement action to curb these incidences.
Jefferson County law enforcement agencies collaborate to get guns and drugs off the street
JEFFERSON COUNTY — There are a few more drugs off the street as well as a couple of guns, along with the criminals who were in possession of them. This is all possible after a county wide initiative between Jefferson County Sheriffs Office, along with multiple local law enforcement agencies.
Beaumont police seek help identifying aggravated robbery suspects
The aggravated robberies, at multiple Family Dollar and Dollar General stores, happened in January and February 2024.
Three Marshall students consume edible THC gummies, one hospitalized
BEAUMONT — The Beaumont ISD is confirming an investigation after three middle school students consumed edible gummies. We've learned at least one was hospitalized. Beaumont Fire Chief Earl White tells KFDM/Fox4, a fire truck and EMS unit responded to a call Tuesday morning, reporting a potential overdose at Marshall Middle School off Dowlen Road.
BPD: Distinctive knot/bump/growth could help identify Smoothie King cashbox burglar
BEAUMONT — Beaumont police are looking for a man with what they call a 'distinctive facial feature' who burglarized the Smoothie King on Phelan near Dowlen. The man is responsible for a burglary in the middle of the night on February 17. He broke into the business, stealing a cashbox and other items.
A Mid-County realtor discovers a squatter has been living in a house she was showing
Holly Hinds says that in her 35 years in the business, she's never seen anything like this before.
City of Beaumont shares renderings, asks for residents' input on potential new hotel, convention center
The renderings show the five ideas for a hotel and conference center that would be built in downtown Beaumont.
Nederland Heritage Festival planning old and new favs, plus a parking lot dance
NEDERLAND — Fans of the Nederland Heritage Festival have been asking for a dance area, and they will get it this year. While it may not be a street dance, Deejay Patrick Sanders will spin some tunes Saturday night/March 16 during the festival. “People have been screaming for a street dance,” NHF Executive Director Shannon […] The post Nederland Heritage Festival planning old and new favs, plus a parking lot dance appeared first on Port Arthur News.
New initiative by Jefferson County Sherriff's Office leads to over a dozen arrests
JEFFERSON COUNTY, Texas — The Jefferson County Sheriff's Department teamed up with city, state and federal agencies for their new Violent Crimes and Narcotics Initiative to crackdown on crime and get criminals off the street. The week-long sweep started February 18, and took violent offenders, drugs and guns off...
Beaumont Baptist Hospital announces $70 million expansion
"It's the only inpatient behavioral health hospital in southeast Texas and so with this new project we're going to be expanding by 72 beds."
TRAFFIC ALERT UPDATE: Traffic flowing after crash on Interstate 10 East near Smith Road
JEFFERSON COUNTY — Traffic is now moving and all lanes of Interstate 10 East are open at about 8:30 a.m. Wednesday after a multiple commercial vehicle slowed everything down near Smith Road earlier in the morning. Captain Crystal Holmes tells KFDM/Fox4 News a U-Haul-type trailer came loose and an...
Second suspect now indicted in Ricky Yates Jr. murder investigation
BEAUMONT — The Jefferson County grand jury has indicted a second suspect linked to the murder of Ricky Yates Jr. in Beaumont. The grand jury indicted 42-year-old Leroy Harris Jr. Earlier this month, the grand jury indicted 17-year-old Terrance Moore. Yates, 30, was shot multiple times and killed in...
Police: Suspect had recently broken up with girlfriend before shooting through her bedroom window, killing Beaumont man Saturday night
BEAUMONT, Texas — The suspect in the fatal shooting of a 23-year-old Beaumont man had not been handling a recent break up well according to court documents. Court documents show that Troy Delano Cheek, 25, who is charged with the shooting death of Aaron Robert, 23, of Beaumont, had recently broken up with his girlfriend.
BPD investigating armed robberies of Family Dollar and Dollar General stores
BEAUMONT — BPD detectives are investigating several aggravated robberies at different Family Dollar and Dollar General stores in Beaumont. The robberies occurred on January 24, February 13, February 17 and February 21. If you have any information about these crimes or know the identities of anyone involved, contact Beaumont...
Multiple fire departments respond to 100 acre brush fire in Vidor
The fire is around 50% contained, according to the Texas A&M Forest Service.
High school boys playoff basketball action continues
BEAUMONT, Texas — A number of area boys basketball teams were in action tonight trying to fulfill their dreams of a state championship. The biggest game of the night happened out at Neches Arena where Beaumont United and Beaumont West Brook met for the third time this season, but this time the winner would have to go home for good.
UPDATE — 3 wanted following Port Arthur aggravated robbery
A man in Port Arthur was the victim of an aggravated robbery Tuesday night, police said. Port Arthur Police Department investigators are asking residents in the area of the 5100 block of 6th Street to review their security camera footage for any unusual activity that occurred at approximately 8:30 p.m. Tuesday. Police Chief Tim Duriso described […] The post UPDATE — 3 wanted following Port Arthur aggravated robbery appeared first on Port Arthur News.
Beaumont PD searching for missing 14-year-old girl
BEAUMONT — Beaumont PD is searching for a missing teen from Harris County. Maxine Pontious also known as Max or Alex was last seen wearing LG Dark Navy/Black Backpack, a Blue Denim square satchel bag, and white tennis shoes. She is 5' 5" and weighs approximately 150 pounds. Maxine...
Orange County Constable race beginning to heat up
"I love what I do, I love my community, I love being apart of the public and the public service here in my hometown."
Motorcycle driver injured in collision with SUV
PORT ARTHUR — The Port Arthur Police Department is investigating a collision between a motorcycle driver and an SUV. Police say the motorcycle and a Jeep Patriot collided at about 11:30 a.m. Wednesday on Jimmy Johnson Boulevard near Anchor Drive, close to the Babe Zaharias Golf Course. The motorcyclist...